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By lorik

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (20 Votes)
Chicken Potato Chip Club Sandwiches 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 30

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, plus more for spreading
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (such as dill, chives and/or parsley)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, skin removed, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 3 cups potato chips, plus more for serving
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • Lettuce leaves, for topping
  • 1 small bunch watercress, large stems removed
  • Pickles, for serving

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Not your grandma's chicken salad sandwiches! These double decker sandwiches have bacon (oh, yea) and potato chips,

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A twist on a traditional pasta salad, this recipe has an oil and vinegar based dressing and includes tender asparag...

  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 (16-ounce) package whole wheat rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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Quick and easy veggie wrap makes a healthy and tasty lunch or dinner

  • 1 light flatbread original wrap, such as Flatout® brand
  • 1/4 medium avocado, peeled
  • 1/8 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 1/4 small cucumber, cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 1/4 small red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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Tangy, smoky and sweet German potato salad is a perfect side dish

  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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Tarragon adds flavor depth to this classic chicken salad recipe served on rye bread

  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken breast, chopped, skinless, boneless
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, minced
  • 8 (1 1/2-ounce) slices rye sandwich bread
  • 4 red leaf lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup micro-greens or arugula
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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Hawaiian rolls with ham and cheese are glazed with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and Worcestershire sauce, then ...

  • 3/4 sticks butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoons French's mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 package King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • 12 slices honey baked ham
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
4.4/5 (78 Votes)

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This recipe comes from Cook's Country Magazine (June/July 2011 issue)

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 head green cabbage , cored
  • 1/4 cup sugar
5/5 (2 Votes)

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This version of Chinese Chicken Salad is more "fresh", with a dressing that isn't loaded with sugar

  • For the dressing:
  • For the salad
  • 1 small rotisserie chicken (about 4 cups), shredded
  • 1-2 heads romaine lettuce, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 small head purple cabbage, shredded
  • 2-3 scallions, sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup fresh cucumber (I used 1/3 of an English cucumber), sliced into batons*
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup crispy chow mein noodles
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar**
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husk removed and rinsed well
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and halved
  • 1/2 yellow onion, cut into thirds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable (or olive) oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • NOTE: I didn't add the cilantro into the salsa, and still loved the flavor.
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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Perfect picnic food! Chicken and potato salad served in a lettuce cup! No need to make both potato salad and chicke

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 heads Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
4.4/5 (12 Votes)

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It is the best way to prepare hot dogs for a large crowd! If you are prepping hot dogs for a party or large crowd ...

  • 60 hot dogs
  • Buns
  • Condiments
3.9/5 (44 Votes)

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Bacon pasta salad is such a delicious treat! Try it as a side for a summer dinner or bbq, or even bring it along fo

  • 8 ounces rotini, uncooked
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Kraft Zesty Italian
  • 1 can Oscar Mayer Real Bacon
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
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